Evening Eye Candy: Actor Jesse Metcalfe
I know you’ve seen this beautiful face before. I was first introduced to actor Jesse Metcalfe through the short-lived and kind of terrible (but terribly good!) soap opera, Passions. But once Metcalfe left the soaps behind for other TV projects and movie roles, the sky was the limit. He was starring in his own movies, and all the ladies were loving him. He’s still doing big things these days, including starring on the hit TNT show Dallas, and now that the show is back on for its third season (which just started again last week), we thought we’d show his cute self some love as this week’s evening eye candy. Enjoy!
Metcalfe is the son of a French and Italian mother, and an Italian and Portuguese father. Though he was born in California, he was raised in Connecticut. Metcalfe says about growing up on the East Coast: “I’m proud to be from Connecticut, and I’m proud to be a New Englander. We don’t have our heads in the clouds; we’re generally hard-working people with good values.”
Metcalfe had his first big break playing Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald on the NBC soap, Passions. He was on the show from 1999 until 2004, and made a brief re-appearance in 2005.
Metcalfe made his biggest waves when he played teenage gardener John Rowland on Desperate Housewives. His character had a heated affair with Eva Longoria’s character, Gabrielle. He wound up leaving behind Passions to be a part of Desperate Housewives full-time.
Once he was making a name for himself on Desperate Housewives, Metcalfe starred in his own film, 2006’s John Tucker Must Die, which co-starred Ashanti.
Metcalfe is most known for his roles and good looks, but he’s also been through quite a lot. In 2007 he entered rehab for alcohol abuse. He spoke on the experience afterwards, admitting that he entered rehab because he realized he was “partying” and “indulging” in too much.
The cutie gets his hot body not only from staying in the gym, but from his appreciation of basketball. He played in quite a few basketball leagues as a teen and still plays to this day.
Metcalfe is getting shine now for playing Christopher Ewing on the revamped TV series, Dallas. The show is now in its third season and is a pretty big hit!
While we would love to make him our boo-thang, Metcalfe is taken. He is engaged to be married to actress Cara Santana and has been since 2012.